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Can I dream of how I will feel in a year if I continue on this healthy lifestyle of eating and exercise? If I were to continue to eat junk and lead a sedentary life, I know where I'll be in that same timespan. A year is going to come and go...where do I want to be in that year?

I am 46 and about 60 lbs. overweight. Cancer, heart disease and diabetes run in my family. Once upon a time (in my late 20s-early 30s), I did weight training and ate a low-fat diet. I was in the best shape and felt the best I ever had. I refuse to believe that it can't be done again.

“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”
*Dr. Seuss

"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments" *Jim Rohn

Member Since: 6/2/2010

Fitness Minutes: 17,399

My Goals:
1) Maintain a weight of 125-130 lbs.

a: first major milestone will be to get to 158 which will take me out of "obese" and put me in "overweight".
YEAH! - done 10/7/10

b: second major milestone is to get to 132 which is the highest healthy BMI for my height. ***WooHoo - done 4/22/11

**Met goal of 127 lbs. on June 17*** Now the hard part - maintain.

2) Develop and maintain healthy eating habits

3) Do weight training at least 3x per week

4) Find some type of cardio I enjoy

My Program:
**January 2012**
Spark January Jumpstart Challange - finished and had fun doing it.

**Oct/Nov 2011***
New strength training rotation - 2 weeks Slow & Heavy followed by 2 weeks of STS Total Body followed by 2 weeks of Muscle Max (all with cardio mixed in). I saw some great strength gains and muscle definition with this program. Will do this again!

**June/July 2011**
Started a 7-week strength training rotation. 3 weeks of Muscle Max - 1 week of "rest" - 3 weeks of Slow & Heavy.

**4/3/11** Started a 3-week cycle (3 days per week) of Cathe Friedrich Slow & Heavy series in strength training. Adding in cardio and a rest day the other days. (I noticed a significant increase in strength after completing this 3-week rotation. Will definately add this in again).

2/3/11 Have been consistent with my exercise plan by using a variety of workout DVDs as well as weight training. My favorite DVDs are the Biggest Loser ones and Cathe Friedrich. **A

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  • v JAZZID
    Hi and thanks for commenting on my blog. I like this series because they are grouped like:

    Shoulder... complete 3 rotations of specific exercises & 3 sets each for each rotation... and then 2 more rotations with the 3 muscle groups and different exercises. You do as many or as little as you can do, may be 8 may be 12 may be 6, etc... They use a heavier weight ... so it's not about doing a lot of reps with lighter weights.

    We'll see how long I can last with this workout... but I am also rotating with other workouts like The Firm, etc.

    My shoulders are my weakest area and I also get fatigued so I just do what I can do....

    Well, enjoy your day... ~ Dee emoticon
    3095 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/8/2011 2:05:46 PM
    I hope everything will be ok..

    Sending you strength and happy thoughts...
    3104 days ago
    Thank you so much for the heart spark goodie, showing your warmth and caring when a friend is hurting. I hope I can be there for you when you need someone, too.
    3121 days ago
  • v JAZZID
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    ~ Dee emoticon
    3162 days ago
    ☆¸.•*¨☆¸.•*¨☆¸.•*¨ Happy 4th of July!
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    We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it. ~William Faulkner

    We will be free from excess pounds, because we practice a healthy lifestyle with SP's help.~ Elisa :-)
    3164 days ago
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